The capacity of the Democrat leadership to persist in their state of utter denial either represents psychosis, or an incredible ability to look straight at the American people and lie through their teeth. Never was that made more apparent than Nancy Pelosi’s interview with Diane Sawyer yesterday afternoon.
Does she really believe that Tuesday’s historic election sweep was not a strong, clear message for Washington to stop and change course? Or is she just psychotic?
“Let’s understand the message,” Pelosi told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “The message was not, ‘I reject the course that you are on.’ The message is it didn’t go fast enough to produce jobs.”
“I believe that Barack Obama will serve eight years as President of the United States,” Pelosi said, citing the “investments that he’s made.”
“Some of them are longer term, because he thinks in a statesman-like way, and that’s why they didn’t get the full impact now.”
But again, no regrets about the health care for all Americans, consumer protections of an historic nature, Wall Street reform, the list goes on,” Pelosi said.
“As to the agenda that we’ve put forth, progress wasn’t fast enough. And that’s really what the challenge is,” she said.
“No regrets. Because we believe we did the right thing,” Pelosi said. “I feel very at peace with how things have proceeded.”
She also blamed money from outside conservative groups for tipping the scales toward a GOP House takeover.
Shorter Democrat party line: “It’s never our fault when we lose elections. We were doing everything right. It’s just that those mean old Republicans didn’t let us do enough, they distorted our message and brought in all those evil, nasty corporations and foreign money to pay for negative advertising.”
Pelosi’s comments were little different from the President’s, or of Harry Reid. “Um, no. The peasants didn’t really reject our policies or our agenda. They dislike that it wasn’t enough. No, we’re not gonna change a thing.”
Don’t let the arrogance of these statements escape you. Elitists like Obama, Reid and Pelosi are convinced—perhaps psychotically—that you don’t know what’s good for you and that it’s their duty to shove what’s good for you right down your throat. Yesterday really wasn’t a civil revolt. To Pelosi and her ilk, this was just a petulant child escaping the clutches of abusive parents and running for it. To them, as soon as they can get their claws back on the little peasants, they’ll go right back to serving up dishes of tyranny in lethal quantities. And smile the whole time.
For the incoming majority in the House of Representatives, and for the incoming majorities in most of the statehouses in the country, this is no time for compromise with these people. In fact, there is no room for compromise with these people, because there is no common ground between liberty and tyranny.